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Cancer strikes 'Housewives'


Last Updated: 3:58 PM, February 17, 2010

Posted: 1:54 AM, February 17, 2010

'Desperate House wives" is creating a cancer storyline for one of its longtime Wisteria Lane residents.

Kathryn Joosten, who plays busybody Karen McCluskey, will undergo treatment for lung cancer; the actress, 70, underwent treatment herself last year for the disease and made a complete recovery.

As in Joosten's case, the story will have a happy ending.

Filming was under way today in LA for the first episode in the story arc, in which McCluskey announces that doctors have found a spot on one of her lungs. At the end of the episode, her boyfriend, Roy Bender, played by veteran New York theater actor Orson Bean, proposes. The two senior lovebirds pile into a car with Susan Mayer and Mike Delfino (Teri Hatcher and Jamie Denton) and drive off to get married.

Joosten, who has been with the show since 2005 and learned she was cancer-free this January, will work with staff writers to make sure the storyline dispenses correct information about the disease.

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(The New York Post, Entertainment, "Cancer Strikes 'Housewives,' by Robert Rorke)


The information contained in these articles may or may not be in agreement with my own opinions. They are not being posted with the intention of being medical advice of any kind.

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DH has a huge following AND there are many who came to love Kathryn on West Wing. Maybe that combo will attract the viewers and help make some noise for LC.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Barbara. Hope your niece arrives soon (if not already) and the two of you can get your routine down pat. Say hi to Bill for me too.



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